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Sunday
06
MAY

Open Auditions: CRY-BABY, a Musical Comedy

19:00
22:00
COM Theatre
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OPEN AUDITIONS for...

CRY-BABY
Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O’Donnell
Music and Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger & David Javerbaum

Directed by H. Russ Brown

>>> AUDITION DATES <<<
SUNDAY, May 6th at 7:00pm
MONDAY, May 7th at 7:00pm

>>>ABOUT THE PLAY:
PERFORMANCES are July 12 – July 29, 2018

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky-clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to be with Cry-Baby. Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats. Filled with unforgettable songs, hilariously irreverent and a fresh story, “Cry-Baby” will dance its way into the audience's heart!

THIS SHOW WILL BE SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!

>>>ABOUT THE AUDITIONS: A prepared verse/chorus of an old school Rock & Roll or Broadway song. BRING SHEET MUSIC – an accompanist will be provided. Songs will be followed with a simple dance audition and cold readings from the script.

>>>COM Community Theatre General Info
http://www.com.edu/community-theatre/season

>>CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS<<
All listed ages of roles are approximate, not hard cutoffs.

WADE "CRY BABY" WALKER - (Male / Age: 18-35)
Range: Bb4 - B2
The leader of the gang known as the 'Drapes'. A misunderstood teen who acts like a rebel, but has a sensitive side.

ALISON VERNON-WILLIAMS - (Female / Age: 18-35)
Range: Gb5 - E3
A pretty, fun, and intelligent girl. She is a square, but wants to be a Drape.

MRS. CORDELIA VERNON-WILLIAMS - (Female / Age: 40-65)
Range: Db5 - C3
Allison's protective Grandmother. She keeps many secrets from the other characters. Comedic.

DUPREE W. DUPREE - (Male / Age: 18-35)
Range: B4 - B2
Wade 'Cry Baby' Walker's best friend and a drape. He is always energetic and positive.

BALDWIN BLANDISH - (Male / Age: 18-35)
Range: G4 - C3
Allison's Boyfriend who is an enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called "The Whiffles" and has strong opinions on politics.

PEPPER WALKER - (Male / Age: 18-35)
Range: Eb5 - A3
Cry Baby's tough sister. She is a drape and pregnant for the third time.

WANDA WOODWARD - (Female / Age: 18-35)
Range: E5 - A3
A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield. There are many rumors circling about her, but she is really a sincere and 'pure' girl.

MONA "HATCHET-FACE" MALNOROWSKI - (Female / Age: 18-35)
Range: E5 - A3
A Drape that many others fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with.

LENORA FRIGID - (Female / Age: 18-35)
Range: Gb5 - F#3
Desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in love with Cry Baby.

ENSEMBLE - (3 Male / 3 Female - Age: FLEXIBLE)
The Whiffles, Judge Stone, Father O’Brien, The Bailiff, Skippy Wagstaff, Radio DJ, Drape Ensemble, Square Ensemble

>>>REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 4th and continue each week Monday – Thursday, generally running 7:00-10:00 pm. There will be NO Rehearsal Wednesday, July 4th due to COM being closed for Holidays

>>>PERFORMANCES: July 12th thru July 29th, 2018. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 2:30 pm.

For more information, contact H. Russ Brown, Head of Theatre/Artistic Director, at hrussbrown@com.edu

Venue

COM Theatre